Criminal Justice Clinic

The Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC) is designed to teach student attorneys about the theory and practice of advocacy in the criminal and juvenile justice systems with the knowledge that these skills apply to lawyering in many other settings. The clinic practices in Maryland and offers opportunities for second and third year students to participate in either defense or prosecution.

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Our Areas of Focus

Students in the CJC-Defense section represent adults facing misdemeanor charges, juveniles, and individuals serving life sentences without parole for offenses that occurred when they were juveniles. The CJC accepts defense cases on referral from the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office only. Students in the CJC-Prosecution section take the accompanying seminar at WCL, but they perform their field work at Maryland State's Attorney's Offices in Montgomery, Prince George's, and Anne Arundel Counties.


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